Township of Langley, BC (Wednesday, July 6, 2016) – The National Lacrosse League has announced the three finalists for the Teammate of the Year Award. Vancouver Stealth forward Joel McCready, Calgary Roughnecks goaltender Mike Poulin and Buffalo Bandits transition player Andrew Watt. McCready a previous winner of the Award in 2015, finished tied for second on the Stealth with 29 goals and ended the season with 48 points and a career high of 45 penalty minutes. The 28-year-old from St. Catharines, Ontario has played in the league for seven-years and previously won two NLL Championships with Rochester. McCready joined the Stealth in 2015.
The Teammate of the Year Award is to honor the player who demonstrates exemplary teamwork and leadership qualities. The recipient is considered to be a superior leader and a contributing member of society.
Stealth Captain Curtis Hodgson describes his teammate, “he is a heart and soul player in our locker room. His passion, work ethic and compete level are evident in how he plays the game. We are lucky to have such a great teammate.”
This award has a specific prestige because fellow NLL players nominate one teammate and a league-wide vote narrows them down into three candidates. The NLL Season Awards Ceremony takes place Tuesday, September 27th.
“It’s an honor to be thought of by your teammates and friends for this award,” McCready said. “Lacrosse is a unique sport where you become family with the guys beside you in that room. For them to think of me that way means a lot.”
The 2017 Vancouver Stealth season will kick off at the Langley Events Centre in January 2017. For tickets, please call 604.882.8800.
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